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Flying High for France - The Lafayette Escadrille is a companion historical documentary that accompanies Chapter 12:Attack of the Hawkmen in The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones. It appears on Disc 5 of Volume 2. It has a run-time of 26 minutes, 13 seconds.
In a war that claimed millions of lives, most who served in the military fought because they had no choice. But the high flying men of the Lafayette Escadrille were different: they didn't have to be there. They were American adventurers who volunteered for World War One long before their country joined. They were lawyers, authors, heirs to banking and railroad fortunes, Ivy League graduates, friends of royalty, sons of privilege. All they wanted was a chance to fly. The young pilots came to the war with romantic ideas of adventure and heroism. They had no idea what they were in for.
Produced and written by Karena O'Riordan.